This week was hard. It was really hard. It was one of those weeks where nothing went right, no matter how much I tried. It was one of those weeks where my team needed things from me and I was constantly behind schedule. I'm a person who admittedly likes to be in control and there was a lot out of my control this week.Read More
I remember it like it was yesterday.
It was August of 2014 and I didn't have a portfolio of work I was proud to show. I had planned a vacation with my husband and, at the time, one year old daughter to Seaside, FL. I thought, what if I took one day out of our seven day vacation and made a bouquet and found someone to photograph it? Maybe that could be the beginning of turning around this business of mine. Maybe that could be the beginning of a portfolio of work I was proud to show. I literally googled "wedding planner Seaside FL" because I had less than 3 weeks and I didn't know any vendors in the area to help pull together everything that goes into a shoot.Read More
If this isn’t something I’ve said in a while… you CAN make a living AND have a personal life by “playing with flowers”…
…If you’re willing to recognize that it’s not just about the blooms.Read More
We all want to know how to master the art of the “and.”
What do I mean by that? I think if we all only had one role to fill, we’d be great at it, right? But that’s never reality. We’re all something and something else. We’re teachers and fathers. Children and students. Mothers and entrepreneurs.Read More
Today was one of those weird days where everything that I thought would take me an hour to do ended up taking twice as long. I pride myself on being efficient so when I'm not, I get frustrated. I had a few deadlines to meet and I missed the boys' swim lesson to get my work done. Anytime I have to miss one of their activities I feel a like I've failed. Not that I've failed them, they are great. They don't care if I miss one practice here and there. I feel like I've failed because the whole reason I started down the path of business ownership was so I wouldn't miss any of those moments. But then two things happened:Read More
Welcome to the blog
Hi! I'm Jessica Zimmerman, top wedding planner and floral designer.
Born and raised in Arkansas, I’m a proud wife and mama to a 5-year-old daughter and 3-year-old twin boys. A true believer in freedom, flexibility (and of course, incredible flowers), I’m wholly devoted to creating a life I love to live every single day–not just on the weekends. From travel to business to weddings, this blog is full of features designed to inspire other busy mamas (and businesswomen) to make a living from their passion without giving up their lives.